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Motorist survives dramatic Rio Cobre plunge


Monday, October 08, 2012 | 1:58 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A motorist escaped this morning with minor injuries after he lost control of the motorcar he was driving and the vehicle plunged some 15 feet into the Rio Cobre.

Resident of the Kent Village, St Catherine community in the Bog Walk Gorge described the incident as a miracle after the driver walked away from the crash to call for assistance.

"At about two o'clock this morning I was inna me house and me hear a loud explosion," said Johnny, a Kent Village resident.

"When me rush out of me house me and other people in the area, we come see the car over inna the river," he added.

The community man stood perplexed among a large group of curious onlookers who gathered at the site of the crash later in the morning.

"The car knocked down at-least two roadside shops, a light pole and plunged over the ledge," another resident told the Observer, adding that onlookers were left wondering what could have caused such a dramatic crash.

The resident said that they were even more surprised when the driver walked away from the mangled wreck.

Residents said the accident is the second that has occurred in the area in less than month.

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